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    shortsighted

    Hi,

    I would like to know what does shortsighted mean in this sentence. Is it "careless"? Thank you.

    John Fox, the bureau’s chief historian, said: “In hindsight, it is clear that Hoover, and by extension the F.B.I., was shortsighted in dismissing evidence of ties between recent German and East European immigrants and Nazi war crimes. It should be remembered, though, that this was at the peak of Cold War tensions.”

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    Re: shortsighted

    I would like to know what does shortsighted means in this sentence.

    'Shortsighted' means being able to look at things only in the short term without considering how things would be in the long term.
    The opposite is far-sighted.

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